The final countdown to Hydro 2016
4 October 2016
With just five weeks to go until this years Hydro conference opens, full programme details have been finalised for the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies' 24th symposium and exhibition in Rostock-Warnemunde from 8-10 November, which is expected to attract over 300 delegates from nearly 30 countries.
Organised by The German Hydrographic Society (DHyG) on behalf of the nine-member Federation (IHFS) and staged in the Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Dune Hotel overlooking the Baltic Sea, the three-day English language event will feature 54 individual presentations over 12 parallel sessions, 48 exhibitors and an extensive series of specialist workshops and on-water demonstrations. Other main attractions include free visits to the exhibition open to the general public on the Wednesday afternoon in addition to tours of Deneb, the locally-based survey and research vessel operated by the Federal German Maritime & Hydrographic Agency (BSH).
Opening with a welcome address by IHO head Robert Ward on the first day of his new title as the inter-governmental organisation's Secretary-General, main conference proceedings will cover a wide range of topics ranging from conventional, remote and space hydrography to strategic, practical and technical issues as well as education and capacity-building needs. The proceedings also include a dedicated session for student and graduate presentations for which a prize of £500 and a framed certificate will be awarded to the author(s) of the one adjudged the best by delegates.
Main sponsors of Hydro 2016, which will be the second such event to be held in Warnemunde-Rostock under the auspices of the DHyG on behalf of the IFHS, include Atlas Elektronik, Caris, Fugro, German ROV, Innomar, QPS, SPG Systems, Seven Cs and Wartsila Elac Nautik.
Full agenda details together with online registration facilities are available at www.hydro2016.com.